The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
One of the most incredible, exhilarating & heart-pounding action films to come out in a long time, The Raid (also known as The Raid: Redemption) is possibly the purest form of action extravaganza that has graced the film canvas in years which, apart from bringing a smile on every action film lover with its maddening depiction of blood, violence & insane fight sequences, also marks a significant breakthrough for the so-far-invisible Indonesian film industry to come into the attention of world cinema audience.
Although by no means it is a perfect film, but when it comes to pure adrenaline rush, thrilling factor & entertainment value, action films don't get anymore exciting, inventive or satisfying than this high-octane, full-throttled & top-gear action spectacle. The plot…
After months of reading glowing reviews, and two failed attempts to see it at the cinema, I finally got to watch it on the big screen and boy was it worth the wait. I was worried I had unrealistic expectations but the film more than met them. The movie is part Game of Death and part final level of computer game Streets of Rage 2 but with added guns, machetes and broken limbs.
Merantau Warrior proved that both director Gareth Evans and martial arts star, Iko Uwais, had great potential and we only had to wait one more film for that potential to be realised. The Raid is a proper balls-to-the-wall action film jam packed with bone crunching and innovative…
Scavenger Hunt 13: April 2016
Task #11: A film shot geographically between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. (Indonesia)
A cool action movie that keeps the story simple and focuses primarily on the fight scenes. The tension is kept high from the jump, quiet moments are few and far between, but thats not necessarily a bad thing for this film. Watch if you're trying to have a fun time while watching a film, don't go in expecting anything too deep.
The most exhilarating film I have ever seen, period.
I like to watch all sorts of films. I am a firm believer in what I call, "The Director's Intent". For what the director was going for, a crazy action packed and adrenaline filled thrill ride, The Raid is truly a masterpiece. The fight choreography seen throughout is some of the most incredible and jaw dropping stuff I have ever seen. At several points my mouth was agape at the insanity of it all. And through it all the camera is absolutely as smooth as can be. There is no "shaky cam" to disguise a botched fight. The Welsh director Gareth Evans has been quite open about how numerous stuntmen were…
First of all, let me say the action choreography and camera work are more or less as good as everyone says. The action is visceral, impactful and above all fluid,and this is pretty much the only reason this has a remotely positive score. The problems for me began when within the first ten minutes of the movie, we receive a ridiculous scene of MCs home life, a character who handwaves the central conceit of the film, and a group of ostensibly good guys who kill in cold blood with apparently no qualms. When set a country with an infamous history (taking this juncture to recommend the works of Joshua Oppenheimer) , it becomes an uphill battle (haha) to support the…
Soooooooo in retrospect this is a giant video game that just isn't shot as well as Metal Gear Solid V
I forgot I even watched this.
The Raid: Redemption is a no frills all thrills inventive action flick. Breathlessly visceral with creative cinematography and astounding marital arts choreography. There are no dull moments in this pulse pounding cult classic.
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Probablemente las mejores coreografías de la historia del cine de acción.
Mucho está tardando Hollywood en darle LA MILLONADA a Gareth Evans para hacer lo que le de la gana.
Well, watching this film I learned that EVERY indonesian cartel member is a martial art master. That people really know how to kick some asses.
Found these lists (twelve total which I've compiled) a couple years back and they slowly became my bible for weird…
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…